Candidate characteristics driving initial impressions during rapport building: Implications for employment interview validity

@article{Barrick2012CandidateCD,
  title={Candidate characteristics driving initial impressions during rapport building: Implications for employment interview validity},
  author={Murray R. Barrick and Susan Dustin and Tamara L. Giluk and Greg L. Stewart and Jonathan A. Shaffer and Brian W. Swider},
  journal={Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology},
  year={2012},
  volume={85},
  pages={330-352}
}
We examine the antecedents impacting interviewers’ initial impressions of candidates formed during the rapport-building stage of the interview and subsequent evaluations of answers to highly structured interview questions. Ratings for 130 mock interview candidates reveal a strong relationship between interviewers’ initial impression of the candidate and their evaluations of candidate responses to structured questions. These initial impressions correspond with candidate extraversion and verbal… 

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